Eight County Durham roads to avoid over the bank holiday weekend

Road closures in County Durham to avoid this bank holiday weekend
Road closures in County Durham to avoid this bank holiday weekend

County Durham's motorists will have eight road closures to avoid nearby on the National Highways network this week.

And two of them are expected to cause moderate delays – with drivers facing holdups of between 10 minutes and half an hour.

The latest expected works list, with notes from National Highways, shows that five closures already in place are expected to carry on this week:

• A19, from 8pm April 8 to 6am May 31, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): A19 southbound, B1320 Peterlee to A179 Sheraton Interchange, carriageway closure for maintenance works.

• A1(M), from 8pm May 6 to 6am June 15, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A1M northbound and southbound, junction 61 to junction 62, contraflow, carriageway closure, lane closures for resurfacing works.

• A19, from 8pm April 2 to 6am July 18, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): A19 southbound, B1404 Seaton Lane Interchange exit slip road closure for maintenance work.

• A66, from 8pm April 22 to 6am October 8, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A66 eastbound and westbound, Lingfield Point, lane closures for horticulture works.

• A19, from 8pm September 18 2023 to 5.30pm February 25 2025, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A19 north and southbound, A182 Cold Hesledon Interchange, carriageway and lane closures for maintenance works.

A further three closures will begin over the next two weeks:

• A1(M), from 8pm May 21 to 6am May 22, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A1M southbound, junction 62 to junction 61, lane closures for inspection works.

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• A1(M), from 8pm May 22 to 6am May 23, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A1M northbound and southbound, junction 62 Interchange, lane closures for inspection works.

• A66, from 6am May 28 to 6am June 17, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A66 West Appleby Horse Fair Embargo 2024 Area 14.

National Highways is responsible for maintaining motorways and major A-roads, so closures of smaller roads will not be included in their schedule.